Homeschooling in Tennessee: Start HereWelcome to the home page for homeschooling in Tennessee. If you are searching for information about TN homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.
Tennessee Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Tennessee
There are an estimated 38,050 home educated students in Tennessee
Tennessee requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. TN does not require that home educators take specific subjects or classes. Tennessee policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Periodic assessment
Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Tennessee does not prohibit parents from homeschooling based on their legal or criminal history. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, prohibit some parents based on their criminal history or by someone living in the home.
There is no required level of education for parents in Tennessee to educate their children at home.
Tennessee vaccine informationYes, there is.
Tennessee Homeschool Law
Tennessee State Standards and Common Core
Common Core Implications
Tennessee currently requires homeschool students to participate in state assessments in grades 5, 7, and 9, though this requirement can be avoided.
State Subject Requirements
Homeschool Statute:None. However, each student must be tested at the ends of grades 5, 7, and 9, and if a student falls 6 to 9 months behind grade level in reading, language arts, mathematics, or science, the director of schools will require the parent to design a remedial course in consultation with a licensed teacher.
Umbrella School:As determined by the church-related school. There are no state requirements.
Distance Learning:As determined by the accredited school in conformance with the requirements of the accrediting agency.
Tennessee Homeschool Key Resources
How to Start Homeschooling in TN
Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups
Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.
Local Common Core Action Groups
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